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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Ten Hills traces its story to Elk Mountain Farms in Idaho, famous for growing hops of exceptional quality and character. With hops from the "first ten hills" grown for Goose Island at Elk Mountain, we crafted a pale ale that delivers both a herbal and citrus hop character. We hope you’ll find the intriguing balance of flavors in this beer to be truly unparalleled. Cheers!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glorydaze (34) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Caught my attention when I opened the bottle. Fresh cut pine and apricot aroma. Crisp citrus hops with an understated malt finish. Definitely what I think about in a pale ale. Unexpectedly nice to find this in the local grocery store.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (490) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Amber ale with a thick head. Nose is hoppy and malty. Body is medium, carbon light, texture thick. Taste is balanced between bitter and mild. sweet. Palate is dominated by aromatic hops, honey and hints of caramel with a herbal character. Bitter aftertaste. B@H

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7758) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Orange malt and metallic orange peel aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet orange/peach malt and moderately bitter orange peel/tin flavor. Okay - a bit harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1016) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap. Pours a transparent amber with a layer of off white. Taste of regular malts and some hops. Aroma same but faint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1735) - - OCT 3, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-26-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful and clear deep amber color with tons of carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a nice creamy and thick white head that sits atop the brew, with it very slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of hop and malt. A good cracker aroma along with a caramel sweetness create a base smell for the brew. With these smells comes a nice blend of hop aromas with a stronger grapefruit citrus hop and some aromas of a more herbal and pine nature. Rounding out the aromas are some light tropical fruit smells as well as an almost peppery smell, which when combine with the rest create a very nice aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a cracker and bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. Along with these more malty tastes are some flavors of a grapefruit and herbal hop flavor. The hops are light upfront with them growing a bit stronger more toward the end of the taste. The caramel fruit fades more toward the middle of the flavor, but is replaced by a light fruity flavor of a tangerine and light fruit flavor. The grapefruit and herbal flavors grow a bit stronger to the end and are joined by some hints of an pine flavor to leave a nice and smooth semi-sweet, malty, and nice hop blend taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is quite thick and creamy for only 6.2 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly below average side. The thick creamy body and slightly lower carbonation are quite nice for accentuating the great hop flavors of the brew and make this one a very enjoyable drinker. Overall –This was a very enjoyable brew with a great feel, nice smooth taste profile, and very pleasant and easy drinking feel. I would like to see this made an average release instead of a limited. Rather tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured an amberish color with a smaller sized head. Citrus, some pine, and some earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from chicken chucks. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity hoppy nose. Very clean, fresh hops, light orange, medium bitterness, toasted malts. Good. A quaffable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. The color is a clear golden/amber with a finger and a half of thick foamy white head with some lacing left on the glass. The smell has a floral hop presence that has a nice mellow aroma. There is slight sunflower aroma here with hints of orange and tangerine in the nose. The taste has a nice earthy taste to it. There is a hop presence here but has more flavor than bitterness. There is more earthy flavors here that meld well with a sweetness that has grainy flavor that compliments some of the grass-like flavor. There is some hints of floral hops here towards the end but really quietly finishes with too much bitterness pushing back The feel of this beer is medium bodied but could even be described as light as it seems to swing back and forth between the two. With a dry, crisp feel this beer drinks similar to a pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (295) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with an average, frothy, off-white head that laces. Sweet aroma of citrus, caramel malt and hops. Sweet flavour of grapefruit and caramel malt with a dry, bitter, grassy hop finish. Medium body with a slick, oily texture and soft carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Serving: bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Soft citrus nose. A little on the sweet side with a decent grass and citrus bitterness. Fairly refreshing but not remarkable. Serviceable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1142) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. Pours copper with minimal head. Great balance of hops citrus and malt. Thoroughly enjoyed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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